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    December 18, 2012
    4:30 - 5:00am EST  

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. you're watching the station that works for you. now, good morning maryland. >> broken hearts and more families say bye insins sense lost. two more will be laid to rest. >> dozens are hurt while trying to escape fast moving flames. >> back in business two months after super storm sandy reeked havoc across the jersey coastline. stores getting back to life as usual. we will give you a look on this tuesday morning thanks for being with us and good morning i am charley crowson. >> i am megan pringle. we will start with weather. foggy yesterday and that's the case all day and it's a little foggy this morning too but not as bad hopefully as yesterday. what's going on.
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>> you two you are right yesterday we had widespread deeps fog and we had a dense fog advisory that's not the case this morning. 's. although the -- although the fog is bag in some areas it's dense patchy fog across the area. noid the widespread like -- it's not widespread like yesterday but you need to take it easy put a lot of distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. and have the low beams on n terms of wet weather, we are not seeing it. yesterday morning, we got the rain even this morning we had the rain and things are diminishing. we only will scan the skies for today and once again, temperatures are going to be above average. we are looking at upper 40s in elkton to bel air. let's check the traffic with lauren cook. >> reporter: good morning. as you mentioned, we are dealing with areas of dense fog so be careful. take it slow this morning and use the low beams to navigate through reduced visibility. using the jfx do get downtown no problems. it will be nice and clear from the beltway all the way down to the fayette street.
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everything is up to speed through fort mchenry as well as harbor tunnel. and as we check in and look live at the beltway here at puddy hill avenue, everything is up to speed no problems up to towson. liberty road traffic moving right along no problems getting down to route 40. megan and charley over to you. >> she loved horseback riding and singing. the sandy hook school song in her house and today the family of jessica will lay her to rest. she is one of 20 children killed during the shooting massacre in newtown connecticut. >> one other child will be laid to rest this is going to be a emotionally trying week for the small connecticut community. >> funeral for two classmates happened yesterday both also 6 years old. dozens of people came out to pay respects to jack pinto and noah pozner. pinto is described as budding athlete who loved to wrestle
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andwon a medal before his death and his friends showed up wearing newtown wrestling sweat shirts. >> newtown is forever changed and we came today as a teammate because that's who we are and that's who newtown is we are here for the pintos. >> noah is being remembered as boy who loved animal, video games and mexican food. funerals for the other victims will continue throughout the week many it's not clear when the students who survived will be going back to school. the tragedy in newtown. >> the ethical and religious directives. >> has what personal impact here in baltimore with archbishop william lori we caught up with him at the st. joseph medical centerer with spoke about the power of love and passion following the shooting. before coming to maryland he spent 11 years in the southwestern part of the state. >> the community that i know well.
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it's a pair shall i visited many timesi and i know people are fond of the community and this struck personally to -- parish i visited many times. and i know people are fond of the community and this struck personly to me. >> he knew # of the children personally. the tragedy renewed the gun control debate. linda so is standing by with the call for changes and what's happening today specifically in washington. >> reporter: a new formed grass roots organization will send a delegation to dc calling for better gun control to prevent a similar tragedy from happening in another community. hundreds of people marched from capitol hill to the national rifeel association dc office yesterday. new york city mayor michael bloomberg joined victims of gun violence to address how easy it is to get access to guns and long time supporters of gun rights like west verge senator
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joe manchin say it's time to talk about regulating guns andsays he is open to discussing restriction on assault weapons like the one used in the newtown shooting. the president is pledging action to prevent more tragedies and save future children. >> because what choice do we have? we prepared to say such violence visited on our children year after year after year is some how the surprise of -- the price of freedom. >> reporter: you connection spec the debate to head to annapolis. some legislators are calling for a ban on assault weapons in maryland. linda so, abc2 news. and remember you can find latest information about the tragedy in newtown at abc2news.com. we put together a special section on our home page that links you to the profiles of the victims and other stories related to the shooting. 4:35 and on a day when parents were nervous about sending their kids off. someone walked into a city school carrying a knife. police say visitor brought
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birthday cake and balloons to a member a fight breck out and the visitor ended up with a knife. visitor was taken to jail and the staff member to a local hospital. it's 4:36. time of her death sierra weigh 73 pound and today the woman convicted of starving her to death is up for parole. she has been in prison ten years serving time for the death. she was a foster parent to the teen found beaten and so emaciated that was in baltimore in 2002. three years later, roberts was sentenced to 40 years behind bars. her attorneys tried to appeal her cents on the ground of mental -- sentence on the grounds of mental illness. along the eastern shore, a scary scene. dozens jumped for their lives when the building caught fire. 15 people were hurt jumping to safety from the three-story building in cambridge. official do not believe anyone suffered burns many ryan
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phillips left and called 911 for help. >> i am presently safe and in the back and i said i can get down. i said there's other people that need help and you have to get here now. there's people screaming for their lives. i don't know how they will get out. >> officials with the state fire marshal's office says arson dogs found the cent of -- scent of being a sell rinse at the scene -- being a sell rants at the scene. a driver getting off from i- 95 onto 152 lost control of their car skidding into the men on the side of the road. scott died at the scene. no word if charges will be filed against the driver who caused the accident. in national news it appears both side could be moving choser towards a compromise and avoiding fiscal cliff. the president agreed to curtail future cost of living increase
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for those on social security and seeking a higher tax rate again at more than 400,000 dollars that's higher than the original proposal of more than 250,000. house speaker john boehner proposed hikes for americans earning more than a million dollars annual. i. it's 4:-- it's 4:38 and it's time to get a check on the weather. it was foggy out there yesterday. >> seemed like as the day wore on the fog got thicker. >> yeah, it was out there. we had the dense fog early in the morning so we had the dense fog advisory and it was extended along the eastern shore to 1 yesterday. so that's very true what you are saying. but for today, we don't have anadvisory but we have dense fog in some spots this morning. so you need to take it easy as you head out and about. satellite and radar not picking up on the rain. the rain is moved through the area but we do have plenty of clouds hovering. we have more chances of rain as we go throughout the day. but we will get goodual clearing as well. we have the reduced visibility
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especially heading towards the north and west. let's go back to you guys. >> a touchdown celebration ends with a official taking a football to the face right after catching a touchdown pass. the rams danny spiked the ball and bounced back up hitting the official right in the face. the glasss are broken but otherwise he is doing okay. >> got to be careful. celebrations others can be injured. >> exactly. listen. weeks after taking title of the oldest person living an iowa woman passed away. >> coming up, more a on her live and the world's oldest like person. >> is there anything to be worried about when friday rolls around? the video nasa released to clear up confusion about the impending doomsday. >> well -- >> reporter: well, there's a lot of fog across the region. reduced visibility on 95 at route 152. i will show you 83 and 695 cowping on good morning maryland -- coming up on good morning maryland.
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news around the nation a homeless man is nearly crushed by a dump struck. -- truck. police in oregon say he wassleeping in the dumpster when they emptied it into the dump truck. they been a to crush the trash and the man and realized someone was inside the truck and stopped and called police. they released the pinned foot of the man and rubbed him to the hospital. she was recently given the title of the oldest woman in the world. and now we have learned that deana has passed away. according to her granddaughter she passed away at an iowa retire center on monday at the age of 115. generous world records gave her the title of the world's oldest person on december 5th after the previous oldest person died at the age of 116. a japanese man 15 days younger is believed to now be the title holder. gas prices under $3 and just in time for the holidays. sources with aaa in north
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dakota are seeing a gas battle now taking place. drivers there are seeing prices at 2.99 or lower. they are expecting the prices to stay low throughout the holiday weekend. now in maryland, there are reports of gas prices right now as low as 3.07 and some are as low as 3.02 if you have memberships to bj's sam's or costco. >> people are planning to travel over the holidays and are hoping that sticks around. >> can't complain with that. >> not at all. but for today there is something woke complain about. the fog is out there night going to be a problem today. so stake it slow. it's not quite as bad as yesterday. >> you said it. not quite as bad as yesterday but the people that are getting hit by the fog is bad for them. that's why you need to be careful as you head out and about. have the low beams on and we did have some rain push through earlier this morning. and started -- it started yesterday evening. right now we are dry but you can see back off towards the west, we still have this round of rain that has to move through the area as we go
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throughout the day. we have a little bit of a break in the action of the rainfall and get gradual clearing going throughout the day. but, in the meantime, you are heading out the door, make sure to take the rain gear with you and speaking of temperatures, well, it's not as cold just like it was at yesterday but you still need to take a coat with you. that temperature coming in at 50 degrees right now in perry hall. 46 in ijamsville. 50 in elkton and you can see right here that humidity coming in at 100% in perry hall and ijamsville. these are the areas dealing with the dense fog. elkton not so much. but, this is what's going on at the surface for today. so, that warm front is pushed through the area and that's why temperatures will warm up. we are talking about middle to upper 50s today. so temperatures are going to be well above average. future trend not picking up on a whole lot. we see more sunshine as we work our way into wednesday as high pressure will begin to build in here and do its things. but for today we are talking about 58 degrees and we have the fog this morning. gradual clearing. also, it's going to be breezy for today as well.
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tonight, colder at 34 degrees under mostly clear skies and 53 by tomorrow and cooler and the 7-day forecast brings the cold weather in here just in time for the ravens game on sunday. let's check the traffic with lauren cook good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well as you mentioned we are dealing with some dense patchy fog out there this morning. so take it slow and turn on the low beams to combat all reduced visibility. if you are traveling in howard county no problems to report on interstate 70. it will be nice be a clear fromcolumbia pike to 695. and if you using 95, here is a live look north of 195. traffic is moving along no problems getting down to dc or if you are traveling north up towards the tunnels, and here's a live look at the northwest corner of 695 here in pikesville at green spring avenue. traffic is moving along. no problems on the outer loop to route 40 or the inner loop up to 83. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan and charley over to you. >> 15 minutes away from five.
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five things to know on this tuesday. attorneys for casey anthony are he can sped back in -- expected back in court a woman is suing her he have for defamation saying she used her name for the murder trifle her daughter. lawyers are trying to exclude certain piece of evidence. he will seek reelection in the house dwyer admitted to driving drunk during a boat crash in august and an investigation is not, speced to be -- expected to be completed until next year. the longest serving senator passed away. daniel inouye worked on capitol hill since 1963 and served in world war ii and he was 88 years old. governor o'malley is hosting a year in review round table with members of the media. he will speak about progress made on issues his administration tackled and the challenges that lie ahead for 2013. hundreds of local kids get to go shopping on ray lewis' dime. he is hosting the annual
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holiday gift marketplace and more than 200 kids can pick out presents for themselves and their families. more than 100 people have been thrown in jail in china for spreading rumors about the world's impending end. >> the mayan calendar stops december 21st 2012 leading many to believe there's going to be no december 22nd. >> for those who think it's true they are loading up on gas masks and meals ready to eat and building bunkers. you but experts say not so fast. people are reading way too much into this mayan calendar thing. >> they did not only predict an end to the world or calendar, but they predicted that things would go on for thousands of years after 2012. >> stories about december 21st have been extremely popular on the website so head to abc2news.com to see what nasa has to say about the mayan calendar and 7 movies about the end of the world. all right roads littered with debris and boarded up homes. some of the things people remember in the aftermath of
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sandy. >> this morning there are signs of progress in the area. we will tell you who's been allowed to move back in and when they expect to see business. >> also, the big makeover one classic toy is getting. how boys and girls will be able to enjoy one of the most popular toys made.
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parents you may want to double check what's under the christmas tree there's a recall on the toy called water balls. it absorbs water and expands 400 times it's original size. that's trouble if a child swallows one of the toys. there are other varieties sold under the recall that includes skulls and hto orbs and this recall happened after a baby needed surgery to have a toy removed. and the easy bake oven is getting a makeover. hasbro is releasing a new look aimed at appealing to boys and girls. the oven is black and silver
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with a packaging that's going to appeal to the guys not just the girls any morn. it's expected -- more. it's expected to be on shelves on the fall. a new place to shop is coming to howard county. norstrom rack is opening a store carrying merchandise from the nordstrom storms at 50 to 60% off the original price. 9 minutes away from 5. in seven weeks after super storm sandy rolled through the eastcoast, there are signs of progress. seaside heights new jersey has businesses coming back. families are expected to move back by early january. businesses can open once they pass inspection which the deli did. it has a ways to go with the cleanup but they are looking forward to getting back to business. >> being out of business for a while and now we are trying to get everything back together and get my people back in and get them working again. >> the in and out deli almost
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ready to open they can let customers in. there are many businesses locked up, people in the area are feeling optimistic that soon things will get back to normal. closer to home, people living along the eastern shore are still trying to piece their lives together after sandy. today the department of aging is going to be giving out meals and household necessities to older people and they will target home bound seniors. in the meantime, they have learned that carroll and montgomery county has been added to the list of counties that can receive disaster aid. as we are weeks and months away from sandy, it's great to see so many people going out and making an effort to get back-- give back to those affected by the storms. >> i love the volunteers helping the home bound seniors. it's great. >> what he going on outside in- - what's going on outside. >> we have fog out there. but slowly but surely we will get gradual clearing as we head throughout the day. that's good news. let's show you what's going on. not only do we have the fog, but we have breezy conditions.
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these winds will pick up throughout the day out of the west, the south and west and with that we will have the wind at about 5 to 15 miles an hour. that's exactly what we are seeing right now. if you are on your way to the airport this is what you can expect at bwi this morning. temperatures very mild. not cold at all. coming in at 50 degrees. take the coat, use the coat but you don't need to grabt heaviest coat in the closet this morning. those winds out of the southwest at about 5 miles an hour -- grab the heaviest coast in the closet this morning. those winds are out of the southwest at about 5 miles an hour. 51 and 58 degrees by the time the kids head home from school. let's check ba. c. 2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we are dealing with air -- abc2timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we are dealing with a areas of fog. take it slow and use low beams this morning to help you navigate on the roads so you can see more of the roads and
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less of the fog. here's a live look up in hunt valley. 83 at shawan road, traffic is moving along. no problems once you get on to the jfx. normal conditions will persist 11 minutes to travel southbound from the beltway all the way down to fayette street. and as we look at the other abc2 timesaver traffic drive times, 695 going to be in great shape. an 11 minute ride on the outer loop from 95 up to 83. and no problems to report right now on the west side of the beltway. it's going to take 11 minutes as well to travel the outer loop from 795 to 95. megan and charley over to you. a big day for the salvation army. volunteers will head to the organization's warehouse to distribute toys and gifts to more than 6,000 families in baltimore. they are handing out donations today, tomorrow and thursday. several ravens players including ray rise are -- rice are volunteering to collect toys for tots. they will be at jimmy's seafood restaurant. and the cost of admission is $20. and at least one unwrapped toych the party will have
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everything from food, music and raffels and family -- raffles and family entertainment. there's a few days left to make christmas brighter for children. drop off a new unwrapped toy to any celebree learning center, wal-mart or at our station at 6400 york road. for a full list of other drop off spots, go to abc2news.com/toy drive. coming up on good morning maryland at a 5, there will be pretty happy kids in one town. >> how the work of one secret santa helped the mom make the holidays a bit brighter. >> after three weeks in a hospital bries george hw bush got good news. will he be home in time for christmas?
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thee minutes away from five. week before christmas is a hectic time for college students. they are jamming in the study sessions and finals and projects. but students at the university of maryland school of social
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work are showing victims of the sandy hook shooting. in. that they -- shooting to show that they care. >> we are creating a banner and giving people a chance to sign it and we have construction paper where people can create individual cards. and we will send them up to the folks to express our sympathies for what they are going through. it's a tough time especially during the holiday season. >> in addition to the banner, students made individual cards to send to the families. while the students are using cards and been aers to send their support, another group is using the power of puppy love. 9 therapy dogs from the midwest are in town to provide comfort to the children impacted by the shooting. they are especially trained to work with different age groups and a pat on head can be therapeutic for a child going through a crisis. >> it helps them process the grief and they will start crying and hug the dog. and to some children they will come up sad and they will walk
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away happy. >> the dogs travel all over the country and they were in new york and new jersey free pride -- providing therapy for those affected by hurricane sandy. a shooting at sandy hook is bringing back memories for a man who went through something similar a few mong ago. >> hear his story when good morning maryland starts at 5 coming up. >> now good morning maryland. with heavy hearts a community tries to get back on its feet. we will have the latest from newtown connecticut where many students return to class following friday's mass murder at sandy hook elementary. laying angels to rest this morning. two more families will say bye to two innocent children murdered at sandy hook. >> and the debate over firearms in the u.s. carrys on. hear from maryland leaders calling for heightened gun control. coming up on this tuesday december 18th i am charley crowson. >> i am megan pringle. before we get to the stories we want to get to the he